Lemon Chia Seed Muffins – Super moist and light lemon muffins with chia seeds. Made with Greek yogurt. Complete with a light glaze!
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I was super excited when I received my assignment this month. I have been secretly stalking Nutmeg Nanny for months. She has a great site, with all sorts of amazing recipes. The girl can mix a cocktail like no other as well. Brandy lives in New York where she really is a nanny, and she recently got engaged. If you haven’t met Brandy before, go check out her site, lots of yummy stuff!
I had a seriously hard time figuring out what to make. I actually made her Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken, and it was amazing. My pictures didn’t do much for me, so I took that opportunity to try something else! I also have this Marinade recipe, Asian Coleslaw, and Cheesecake Dip recipes printed to try soon! But in the end I chose a these lemon chia seed muffins.
I had recently purchased Chia Seeds, because I have heard such great things about them. I have been wondering what do to with them, and then I saw these muffins! The perfect thing to test them out. You can’t really even taste them.
So if you don’t have them, just leave them out. Or you could use poppy seeds instead. The glaze on top is light and has great lemon flavor to go with the muffins. You could omit the glaze if you are trying to be a little healthier, but it is just so good!
My 7 year old was a little hesitant at first because of the chia seeds all throughout, but he liked them. He isn’t big on lemon anything, so they weren’t his favorite. Which just means more for me! They are just so moist and light, it is hard to stay away from them! Lemon Chia Seed Muffins are also great with a cup of tea for an afternoon snack!
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Lemon Chia Seed Muffins
Super moist and light lemon muffins with chia seeds. Made with Greek yogurt.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 whole large eggs
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 - 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 12 cup muffin tin with non stock spray or liners.
- In a small bowl combine flour, chia seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing well each addition.
- Mix in lemon zest and vanilla. Using a spatula mix in the flour and yogurt until just combined.
- Fill muffin tins about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the pan for a few minutes, before removing to a wire rack.
- While the muffins are cooling prepare the glaze. Whisk together the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle a little over the top of each muffin. Allow glaze to set before serving.
Adapted from Nutmeg Nanny
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 52mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 2gSugar 24gProtein 6g
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Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
I’m pretty sure the chia seeds negate all the extra calories from sugar, right?
I love lemon muffins!
Melissa @ Treats With a Twist says
These look so good! I love lemon-y treats. And I’ve been experimenting a lot with chia lately too and it’s really easy to incorporate into desserts! I made some healthy pb chia chocolate chip cookies last week and the chia also took the place of the eggs! [http://www.treatswithatwist.com/2012/06/peanut-butter-chia-cookies-pb2.html]
Can’t wait to try these muffins!
These muffins are really delicious, since I heard of the wonders of chia seeds I also decided to try it, in my case chia oil capsules (Aceite de Chia) and so far they offered me good results.
Magic of Spice says
Chia seeds are so wonderful, as are these delightful muffins!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I’ve never had chia seed before but the lemon flavor muffins sound excellent! Wish I have those with my morning tea right now….
Emily @ Life on Food says
You can throw chia seeds into just about anything. I use them daily in my morning smoothies. Your muffins look great.
Healthy and delicious! I tried these out and the first time, they were dense. It didn’t even look done. The second time I used 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda and 1/2 tsp. of baking powder and they turned out much more like the picture.
loved these. totally pinned the link onto pinterest.
I made these today. I was out of lemons so I used orange zest and added some cranberries just for fun. Delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Erin S says
Sounds like a great combination! Glad you enjoyed them!
These are delicious! Just made them and they are a hit with my boyfriend as well. Such a great alternative to regular lemon poppyseed muffins. I also subbed in “lite” butter for regular — no flavor loss here! 🙂
Erin S says
So glad that you guys enjoyed them! Good swap as well!
S. Omara says
I made these a couple of months ago and they turned out great! I actually ended up with 16 cupcakes. I’m making them again this weekend!
Erin S says
So glad you enjoyed them, thanks!
8 Tbls of butter?! When I think Chia seeds I think healthy’ish. Try applesauce as a substitute. Beautiful muffins though.
Just made this a moment ago and the flavour is good. Like S.Omara, my mixture yielded 16 muffins. The batter was quick thick and the didn’t puff up as much as other muffins have. Because the mix was thick, the top came out as they went in the oven.
Maybe with a couple of minor tweaks I’d make these again. Like I said they taste good!
These muffins turned out fantastic! Just the right amount of lemon. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
The photos look delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ve found out that chia seeds have a lot of proven health benefits like it can help reduce blood sugar levels and may help you lose weight. I can’t wait to try this at home.
Can I substitute Butter with Vegetable oil?
Erin S says
I haven’t tried it, but I am sure it would work. They taste may be slightly richer.